Although you’ll employ the same critical thinking and analysis abilities throughout the exam, as you would during your MBA courses, the GMAT is divided into four sections.
The GMAT material is divided into four scored test portions, two of which are scored independently and two of which are scored separately but combined to provide your composite score:
GMAT exam takers can pick which portions of the test they want to take first. Following the computer lesson and right before the start of the exam, you will pick your section order at the test facility. You will be able to pick from three different orders:
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative, Verbal
Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
The Analytical Writing Assessment component of the GMAT is graded in half-point increments from 0 to 6. The Integrated Reasoning portion is also graded independently on a scale of 1–8, with each point worth one point. The scaled scores for the Quantitative and Verbal portions are 0–60. They’re then added together to provide a score on a range of 200 to 800, with 10-point increments, which you’re probably most familiar with.
The level of difficulty of the questions you answered correctly utilising a proprietary GMAC algorithm is reflected in your score on a range of 200–800, in 10-point increments.
The average Verbal score is 27, while the average Quantitative score is 39. Analytical Writing has a mean of 4.4, whereas Integrated Reasoning has a mean of 4.2. Your combined Verbal and Quantitative scores are the most important factor in MBA admissions. The GMAT uses an algorithm to transform your Verbal and Quantitative results to the standard 200–800 scale, with a mean score of 552. See the table below for additional information on how the GMAT is graded.